In the last few years in south Africa the law regarding Air rifles has changed , and they are no longer required to be licenced,
so long as they are under .22 calibre and ( I maybe wrong here ) under 9 foot pounds of muzzle energy.
so a nice powerful .177 calibre rifle is well within the reach of most people.
While this isn’t much good at protecting a household from anything , its a very effective weapon to hunt small animals and birds, and while it is illegal to hunt with an airgun, in South Africa, if the SHTF , they could be used to take pigeons, and other birds, rabbits, cats, and other smaller animals or scare off dogs, and other predators. Continue reading Air Rifles for survival